World Challenge

Growing young global citizens

Part of the stated Mission of Emmanuel College is to empower students to serve and act with compassion and justice as members of a global community. 


Students need to know how to be successful in an interconnected global society. 

Being in a small regional centre that has such a strong Anglo-Irish heritage it is so important to give students every opportunity to become more ‘worldly’ and to become familiar with other cultures and ways of life. The students who are at school now are going to have multiple career paths within a global economy and we need to make sure they are as well prepared as any other student in any other school in any other part of the world. 

But how does a school educate regional-living young people to be good global citizens? 

Emmanuel College offers a multi-faceted approach to educating students to be citizens of the world. 
Throughout their time at Emmanuel College, students are offered opportunities to learn as global citizens through: 
  • the academic program, 
  • the religious education program 
  • Young Vinnies 
  • Languages 
  • Overseas Language Study Tours 
  • World Challenge 
  • Alternative Schoolies Program 
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award   

World Challenge 

World Challenge is an option offered to all Emmanuel College Year 10 and 11 students. This program has a focus on social justice and personal growth. Emmanuel students travel to countries including Laos, Cambodia and Burma, after raising funds to complete projects for small communities in need. Students provide hands-on help to complete the projects and also plan a challenging trek to complete in their destination country. The experience is rounded off with some cultural tourism.